Category Archives: Treatment Approaches and Perspectives

Blog Carnival at Partnership for Palliative Care: Why is sharing our health experiences necessary?

In the late 90’s, I began my graduate program at the same time I received my diagnosis of lupus nephritis. As both of these events collided, I discovered how my life and my health experience wer......

There once was a woman who made a collage…

I was SO eager to get my old, beat up x-country skis on this year and tour the neighborhood this snowy weekend, but I chose to wait Thursday AND Friday for a phone call with my latest test resul......

2014 Spark

As I mentioned in my last post, here is what came out of my evening insight gathering:   I was unable to capture the 3D effect of the branches, gal w/deer and a few more. My hope in doing ......

And the secret word for the year is…

  Last year, I used my blog as my journal for new adventures in urban (or technically, suburban) homesteading. Beginning in December of 2012, I started getting more focused on my life here......

Five-Minute Check In: T-Day

  The holidays are quickly approaching and I’m getting my “To-Do” list started. I anticipate the sheer size and level of expectations will, once again overwhelm me. Beginning with my meal ......

Do you want the long or short version?

Life has a funny way of keeping us humble…or at least well-versed in apologizing for dropping the ball yet again.   I knew that my September was going to go from relaxing after a full summ......

Home Again

Ah, finished. Last summer, something was very wrong with my pond and I lost ten prized-size fish. I purged the pond all summer long last year. Then I housed the survivors in the garage in a kidd......

Losing my bzzzzy-ness

I thought for sure that when the temperature would drop a little, I would become amazingly industrious. In actuality, I became lazier. Why?   For starters, I am exhausted from the one-after-the......

One small step for me, one giant step for my girls

I am in the process of setting free my youngest to college this fall. Although I will still have my mom living with me, I am beginning to feel a sense of unease. The thing about my relationships......

Five Minute Check-In Time

  I am finding myself getting really anxious about the country’s health care changes beginning this Fall. As someone who hasn’t been covered by insurance since 1998, yet has been able to m......